A number of years ago I was frustrated with a particular part of my job. I was not achieving the goals that I had set for myself and I was getting discouraged.

Did I set goals that were unrealistic? Was I using the wrong measuring stick to gauge my results? To help me think through these questions and evaluate the results I was seeking, I reached out to one of my mentors. He helped me understand that I indeed was using incorrect measurements for my success.  His outside perspective and good questions were very beneficial to me as they helped me observe my situation.

This redirection gave me renewed energy and passion and helped me set proper goals to measure future success.  To remind me of this change, I purchased a custom-framed photo for my office that holds personal significance.  This image helps me stay focused on my new direction.

Is there an area in your life where you need to redirect your focus, such as in your career, health, relationships, education, spiritual life, or free time?

Do you have a mentor, coach or friend whose questions could help you refocus?


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